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Mysterious Blue "Pearl" ?

CathyKeshi

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Hi! Hoping for some opinions on what this mysterious blue pearly looking "thing" might be :) Found post Ruckus at ... (shhhhhh ... pawn shop) up in Hesperia. Yes, I know better, but it was like Riley in National Treasure ... "I don't know what you are, but I love you" LOL. The unmarked but custom looking setting tests as 14K gold, the blue "thing" is gritty, and about 12mm wide by 15mm long; in setting total length is about 22mm. It is a silver blue, but very blue at the top, with great luster, and rainbows of orient colors. Shape is lima bean, with a definite "better" side, and the very bottom has a lighter, smoother, whiter silver color although still nacreous and lustrous looking. All input (good, bad, ugly or "stay out of pawn shops LOL" most welcome!

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CathyKeshi

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P.S. in real life, the darker spots are much less noticeable, but the rainbows are very nice ... I'm a lousy photographer LOL.
 

GemGeek

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That is very cool and clearly deserves its special setting. And stay away from antique shows if you want to control yourself! ;)
 

GemGeek

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And stop saying you are a bad photographer - excellent pearl images! :)
 

CathyKeshi

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Too funny, Blaire :) I'll take the compliment, but it took 50 photos and all day to get these ... NOT a productive use of time LOL!
 

pattye

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Cathy, likely a natural color blue pearl, likely South Sea. I have a strand from 10 years ago I will be taking photos of soon. (I did wear it Sat night at the Ruckus) "Gas" pearls can be this color also. The custom setting is perfect; it just needed you to come find it! Great photos!
 

CathyKeshi

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Oooh, Pattye, that's what I was hoping :) Wished I'd visited that PS before the Ruckus instead of afterward LOL.
 

CathyKeshi

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Me too, and thanks Bailey1856 :) The first photo is the best "wearing" side ... the rest are to help with ID'ing the "pearly thing".
 

newberry

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All I can say is "Love it!" and if I would have seen it I would have taken it home with me too. A great addition to your collection :)
 

CathyKeshi

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That's what I kept saying in the pawn shop ... out of earshot of the guy :) I just kept thinking of that scene in that movie LOL. Thanks, Newberry ... wonder how it would look hanging from an enhancer bail, on blue Vietnamese strand ...
 

BWeaves

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It looks a lot like the blue South Sea pearls that Kevin Canning sent an e-mail out about today.
 

Pearl Dreams

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You've got a beautiful pearl there!
 
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SunSeeker

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Score! Very pretty & very unusual, Cathy! I'm always drawn to the blue pearls....
 

CathyKeshi

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Thanks SunSeeker, BWeaves and Pearl Dreams! Lady_Disdain ... my next pawn shop adventure, I'm telling hubby I have your permission LOL! I usually don't go around here, but when traveling, once in a while ... New Mexico is a favorite spot.
 
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